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Achilles tendon rupture in badminton.
  1. S Kaalund,
  2. P Lass,
  3. B Høgsaa,
  4. M Nøhr
  1. Orthopaedic Department, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.

    Abstract

    The typical badminton player with an Achilles tendon rupture is 36 years old and, despite limbering up, is injured at the rear line in a sudden forward movement. He resumes work within three months and has a slight lack of dorsiflexion in the ankle as the main complication. Most patients resume badminton within one year, but some finish their sports career, mainly due to fear of a new injury. The investigation discusses predisposing factors and prophylactic measures.

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